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WIC (Women, Infants & Children)


Alert all Georgia WIC participants – You must have your signed WIC ID folder to use your WIC vouchers in a store. Please call 1-800-228-9173 if you have any questions about this requirement.

Alerta a todos los participantes de WIC de Georgia: debe tener su carpeta de identificación de WIC firmada para usar sus cupones WIC en una tienda. Llame al 1-800-228-9173 si tiene alguna pregunta sobre este requisito.


 

The Women, Infants, and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program is a federally-funded health and nutrition program for:

  • Infants and Children age 1 to 5 years (including foster children)
  • Pregnant Women
  • Breastfeeding Mothers (up to 1 year)
  • Postpartum Women (up to 6 months)

 

 

eWIC Benefits

eWIC is an electronic system for issuing WIC benefits which is loaded onto an eWIC card. GNR Public Health is officially transitioning to this system beginning Oct. 10. 

The eWIC card will be used in place of WIC vouchers to obtain WIC-approved foods from authorized eWIC retailers. You must have your Georgia eWIC card with you at the store to obtain your WIC benefits.

You may use your eWIC card as often as you like throughout the benefit period. Any benefits not used by midnight on the last day of the benefit period will expire and will not roll over to the next month. The first and last date to use your benefits can be found on your WIC shopping list or your last cash register receipt.

How do I get an eWIC card?

Participants who received paper vouchers before eWIC rolls out in their area will receive an eWIC card at the next scheduled appointment.

Is my eWIC card reusable?

Yes. Keep your eWIC card and take it to all your appointments.

You will receive a brochure with your new card explaining how to use it. You can read it here in English or Spanish.

 

COVID-19 Information

For detailed information about WIC clinic operations, vouchers and the nutrition program including WIC approved food changes due to COVID-19, read our COVID-19 WIC FAQ.

WIC services are still available at all health centers.

On location breastfeeding support groups are temporarily suspended. Northside Gwinnett is offering its breastfeeding support group on the same day and time via Zoom. Learn more.

 

How do I Qualify for WIC Benefits?

Generally, WIC is available to:

  • Low income pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women
  • Low income parent or guardian who is the sole provider of children under age five who are at nutritional risk and who are at or below 185% of the federal poverty level

Income Eligibility Guidelines can be found here.

You can also take the WIC Eligibility Assessment to see if you quality* or  contact your local WIC Office to make an appointment and find out which documents you will need to bring with you.  At your appointment, WIC staff will check to see if you and your family qualify.

*This online tool is only a preliminary assessment – only Local WIC Agency staff can determine if you qualify for WIC services.

 

 

What WIC Provides:

  • Special checks to buy healthy foods from WIC-authorized vendors – including milk, eggs, bread, cereal, juice, peanut butter, whole grains, fruits and vegetables and much more!
  • Information about nutrition and health to help you and your family eat well and be healthy
  • Support and information about breastfeeding your baby
  • Help in finding health care and other community services

 

 

How to Locate Services

To locate a clinic near you, visit the Locations section on our website.

 

 

Helpful Links

 

 

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

Nondiscrimination Statement in English

Aviso de No Discriminación en Español

Contact Us
  • Buford Center : 770.614.2401
  • Lawrenceville Center : 770.339.4283
  • Norcross Center : 770.638.5700
  • Newton Center : 770.786.9086
  • Rockdale Center : 770.785.4345